Fundamentals in understanding Toddlers & Childhood appetite

Picky Eaters

Children between the ages of 1 and 5 years of age are often “picky eaters”. The mean age is between 3 years and more pronounced in girls than boys. They go through phases where they want to eat and at times they’ve completely lost their appetite. Unless prolonged and coupled with vitamin deficiencies, this is normal and correlates with varying changes in the child’s growth rate.

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What is the best way to cope with my fussy eater?

Most toddlers go through a phase of only eating a few particular foods. This is a normal part of their development. It’s partly because of something called food neophobia, which is a fear of new foods. Many toddlers experience this around the age of two. Rest assured, this is a phase, and it will pass. … Read more What is the best way to cope with my fussy eater?

Handling 3 Common feeding challenges from your child!

Early childhood is a critical period of development. During this time, children develop eating habits that will influence their relationships with food for a lifetime. Toddlers are often picky or refuse to eat altogether, making mealtime a real challenge. But there are practical tips to help children establish healthy eating habits. Your child refuses to … Read more Handling 3 Common feeding challenges from your child!

7 Ways to Make your Children Eat a Variety of Food

Sometimes, getting kids to eat a variety of foods is a nightmare. They tend to get used to certain types of foods and trying out something new is not always easy. Here are seven ways that you can change that!   If they are involved with the purchases, she is more likely to try them. Take them … Read more 7 Ways to Make your Children Eat a Variety of Food

Good Iron Sources for Picky Eater Kids

If you have a picky eater at home, you may worry that he is not getting enough iron in his diet at all. Broccoli and spinach are not the only sources of iron — there are lots of other ways of providing him with this nutrient. Fruits and Vegetables If your picky eater does not … Read more Good Iron Sources for Picky Eater Kids

Iron and Toddlers: How to Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough

Is your toddler pumping enough iron through her veins? You might want to take a look at your tot’s iron intake. That’s because iron is an essential mineral that’s needed to make red blood cells — and red blood cells are essential because they deliver oxygen throughout the entire body. If your tot is low … Read more Iron and Toddlers: How to Make Sure Your Child Is Getting Enough

How to deal with appetite tumble in toddlers

What is an appetite tumble? Between 1 and 5 years old, it is normal for a toddler’s appetite to slow down. It will probably seem like your child doesn’t eat enough, is never hungry, or won’t eat unless you spoon-feed her yourself. As long as your child’s energy level is normal and she is growing … Read more How to deal with appetite tumble in toddlers

Creating friendship between kids and veggies

Go for the Green…and Red and Orange. A colourful plate is the healthiest way to serve up the veggies. If your child sees red at the suggestion of eating greens, try expanding his repertoire to include milder-tasting vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and winter squash. Not only might these options slide down the hatch, they’ll … Read more Creating friendship between kids and veggies